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Legal Framework in Gemany

Regarding the legal framework on trafficking and exploitation in Germany there have been extensive changes resulting from the implementation of the EU-Directive against trafficking (2011/36/EU) in October 2016.

There have also been changes in the residence law, asylum seekers laws and social security codes regarding the situation if trafficked persons which could not yet be included in our english website.

We work on a translation of the corresponding german contents our our website and will update this section soon.

Provisions defining criminal offences

Provisions relating to right of residence

Provisions regarding entitlement to benefits

Provisions regarding civil claims

Provisions regarding the protection and compensation of victims

[Translate to English:] Regelungen zum Strafverfahren

Last changed: April 2018

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